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Child Birth & Motherhood

Coronavirus Update: Our maternity support groups are now being held online during their regularly scheduled times and days. Some OB classes are now available online. For class availability and registration, please check our online registration. Tours remain cancelled until further notice but you're encouraged to take a virtual tour.

For additional information, please email us.

Online Breastfeeding Support Group
Meetings are facilitated by board certified lactation consultants who provide support to breastfeeding moms during their baby’s first year of life. Moms have the opportunity to meet other breastfeeding moms and share feeding challenges. Support group does not meet the week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Meeting Details: Breastfeeding Support groups meets online weekly on Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m

To participate, contact Gia Snooks by email at [email protected].

Online Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group
For pregnant and new mothers who are experiencing depression and adjustment challenges, the number one complication of childbirth. Learn coping mechanisms and how to ask for help in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Support group does not meet the week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. 

Meeting Details: All sessions are currently held online, Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m, and Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

To participate, contact Gia Snooks by email at [email protected].

Virtual Family Birth Center Tours
In our guided Family Birth Center Tour, you will have an opportunity to view the Maternity unit prior to the birth of your child. As part of the tour you will see a Labor and Delivery room, a Postpartum room, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and what doors to use when you come in for the "big day".

Take a virtual tour of our facility today.

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Therapeutic Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

While pregnant we are often taught to think of and care for the expecting baby, but too often we forget to care for ourselves. Join our therapy group designed to assist mothers and mothers-to-be needing mental and emotional support during pregnancy and postpartum.

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Birthing & Baby Care Classes
Our childbirth classes are for expectant mothers and their coaches. Class topics include the late stages of pregnancy, when to go to the hospital, stages of labor, birth and what to expect the first few days after birth. Pain management options, breathing and relaxation techniques will also be covered. Birthing classes and designed to fit your needs, whether this is your first or third pregnancy.

Childbirth Preparation
A three-week series that meets once per week.

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Prenatal Seminar
A series that meets over two consecutive Saturday mornings or weekday evenings.

Express Childbirth Preparation
Meets on a Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth
This interactive three-hour class is designed to assist moms and partners in achieving their goal for labor and birth, whether un-medicated or not, through a wide variety of comfort techniques. Class focuses on topics, such as, breathing, relaxation, and positioning to manage the challenges of labor. Completion of a birthing class, or a previous personal labor and/or birth, is a prerequisite for this class.

The Art of Breastfeeding
Expectant mothers and their coaches will learn about the advantages of breastfeeding in this three-hour course. Topics include how breastfeeding works, baby’s feeding cues, initiating breastfeeding, milk production and some common breastfeeding challenges.

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Pumping Basics
This interactive two-hour class is designed to guide mom and her partner in the use of their breast pump, how and when to pump, returning to work, and the logistics surrounding that process. Completion of a Breastfeeding class or a previous personal breastfeeding experience, is a prerequisite. This class may be taken before or after the birth of your baby.   Moms may bring their infant and a support person. 

Baby Your Baby
In this interactive newborn care class, parents will learn tips and techniques for feeding, burping, bathing, swaddling and caring for their newborn. Important topics such as baby care basics, SIDS, and when to call the pediatrician are also covered in this three-hour course.

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Boot Camp for New Dads
This 3 hour course gives expectant fathers the opportunity to learn the ropes of fatherhood from veteran dads. The class covers caring for the baby, helping mom and dealing with the emotions, fears, and challenges of becoming a new dad. Boot Camp for New Dads (aka Daddy Boot Camp) is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.

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Mommy Fit Camps - Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness
Join other moms for our fun, prenatal or postpartum exercise classes taught by a nationally certified*, Pregnancy Fitness Educator. 

* Generally postpartum moms return to exercise 6 weeks after delivery, once they have been cleared by a healthcare provider.

Classes are designed to: 

  • Burn fat and boost your metabolism with short 30-minute workouts
  • Adapt to your individual fitness level and stage of pregnancy
  • Help you decrease discomfort, build strength, tone and sculpt
  • Speed up your recovery after childbirth Empower you to be fit and live well

Meeting Details: All sessions are currently held online via Zoom, Thursday’s, 10 – 10:45 a.m.

To participate contact Lindsey Robertson by email at [email protected].

For more information call: (480) 728-5414.

Heaven’s Hummingbirds
"Their song will be sung, but we must do the singing"

Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers invite you to be part of a perinatal bereavement support group.

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month for any individual/couples who are in need of support following the loss of a baby of any gestational age.

Please Join Us!

Medical Office Building on the campus of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

3420 South Mercy Road, Gilbert 
3rd floor, McAuley Room A and B


Please refer any questions or RSVP to [email protected].

Gestational Diabetes Class
During pregnancy -- usually at around 28 weeks or later many women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes does not mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth. But it’s important to follow your doctor’s advice regarding blood glucose (blood sugar) levels while you’re pregnant, so you and your baby both remain healthy. 

Weekly classes are open to pregnant patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and are covered by most insurance plans. For class availability or additional information, please call the Center for Diabetes Management at (480) 728-3535.

Free Car Seat Clinic
Chandler Fire Department offers free child safety seat inspections.

To schedule an appointment, send an email to Chandler Fire or call (480) 782-2120 (approximately 20 minutes per car seat). You do not need to be a Chandler resident.

Yoga of the Heart
Brought to you by the Women’s Heart Health Program of Dignity Health

Meeting Details: Every Tuesday, 12:00 -12:45 p.m.

Complimentary Zoom class with Lindsey Robertson, CCCE, CPFE

Learning stress management and body awareness is beneficial. If you are a woman with or at risk for heart disease, join us. In this course, you will participate in 45-minute sessions weekly, exploring the practices of chair yoga, yoga nidra, meditation and pranayama.

Learn about the scientific benefits of yoga: 

  • For the mind
  • For the body
  • For the heart

For more information and to RSVP, please contact [email protected].